Little Red

Katy B - Little Red
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2014 Ratings: #376 / 845
User Score
Based on 93 ratings
2014 Ratings: #243
February 10, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sony/Columbia / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The Line of Best Fit

Brien and Geeneus have turned in a finessed and involving convergence between dance and pop that mixes timeless songwriting with an energized and gutsy production.

80
The 405

Little Red is an album full of tunes that could easily get a club shaking but that are also packed with emotion and maturity.

80
DIY

If ‘On A Mission’ was a statement of youthful intent, then ‘Little Red’ is What Katy Did Next – growing in depth as an artist without ever sacrificing style.

80
FACT Magazine

This album holds together even better than On a Mission, and Katy B is still our best pop star.

80
Resident Advisor

It always felt like the UK dance community was collectively cheering for Katy B's success, and Little Red shows how much she deserves it.

80
musicOMH

Little Red is clearly bound for the discotheque. Amongst the stainless-steel beats and chrome-plated hooks, Brien’s vocals drift endlessly, intoxicated by emotion. 

78
Pitchfork

Little Red is not the best album it could have been—a few of the bonus tracks should have made the album proper—but Katy displays a vision for her career that suggests an exciting future.

75
Consequence of Sound

What she’s given us, here, is an album that sustains the energy of the party while prioritizing the real, complicated human feelings in the middle of it all. It’s quite something.

70
Drowned in Sound

Ballsy, danceable, naggingly catchy, musically sophisticated, vocally affecting - it’s on point for fans of On A Mission but introduces subtler shades. 

70
NME

Like maturity itself, ‘Little Red’ is a grower, a record about learning to dust off heartache and returning to the scene of the crime.

70
Spin

The lack of a hefty, definable, or easily digestible pop overhaul here means that Little Red probably won’t hit America as hard as even its predecessor did. But it does feel like the natural progression of an artist whose narrative is so wholly and convincingly embedded in club life.

lukassantiago3
87
"Little Red' is an exemplary pop album.
tha138
58
Teenage pop that aims directly to the dancefloor with a sophisticated arrow.
SeenYourVideo
82
Katy B ups her status as a dominant figure in female pop while triggering our hips and legs into dance mode with the pleasure of 90's influenced dance-pop. Not only that but she has her fair share of gorgeous ballads.
Caffro
80
Catchy hooks, polished production and Katy's vocals make this the best pop album of the year so far.
snarekickblues
53
Best Track: Crying For No Reason, Play, or Still
Worst Track: Tumbling Down
Most Overrated Track: Aaliyah
Most Underrated Track: Sapphire Blue
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#26/Digital Spy
/The Line of Best Fit

Track List

  1. Next Thing
  2. 5 AM
  3. Aaliyah [ft. Jessie Ware]
  4. Crying for No Reason
  5. I Like You
  6. All My Lovin'
  7. Tumbling Down
  8. Everything
  9. Play [ft. Sampha]
  10. Sapphire Blue
  11. Emotions
  12. Still
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